Warner Bros. (company)
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Warner Bros. is one of the world's largest producers of film and television entertainment. They operate a movie studio, an animation studio, television including their WB network, and DC Comics. They have been responsible for many furry favorite funny animal characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Pepé Le Pew, Fifi Le Fume, as well as many other cast members of Looney Tunes, Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures.
Warner Bros. was founded in 1903 by the brothers Warner: Harry Warner, Albert Warner, Sam Warner and Jack L. Warner. They were the first movie studio to introduce the concept of a talking picture in 1927 with The Jazz Singer. In 1929, they were also responsible for the first all-color all-talking feature On with the Show.
In 1930, a man named Leon Schlesinger founded his own animated cartoon company in 1930, which Warner would purchase in 1944. Schlesinger's cartoons were mostly musical cartoons that would later become known as Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Both featured jazz soundtracks by popular artists of the time. Eventually animators such as Jack King and Friz Freleng, Tex Avery signed on, creating the legendary Termite Terrace. The group would produce Looney Tunes until 1969 when it closed its doors until 1980. In 1980, Warner Bros. Animation reopened to produce films and television specials starring the Looney Tunes characters. In 1990, they moved to regular TV with the furry favorite Tiny Toon Adventures and later the other popular Animaniacs.